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Stabbing Suspect Surrenders Twenty-Nine Chihuahuas

by Katherine

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Gerald Mathews from Southeast Portland surrendered 29 chihuahuas after a standoff that took place last week, at his home on Southeast 26th Avenue.

Photo Credit: KOIN 6 News
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 News

Police say the 48-year-old man is accused of stabbing a 16-year-old boy who Mathews found in a marijuana plot the homeonwer was growing in his backyard.

According to a report done by, after the standoff police entered Mathews home and found hundreds of marijuana plants, three guns and 26 Chihuahuas.

Multnomah County Animal Services took in the canines, 21 adults and 9 puppies, all in good health.

A statement on Multnomah County Animal Services’ web page reads as follows:
“It appears that the dogs were cared for in accordance with the standards specified by the Multnomah County Ordinance. However, in their best interest, all of the chihuahuas have been brought to our shelter for care and placed under protective custody.”

The dogs will be available for adoption in upcoming weeks. Anyone interested in adopting one of these dogs please visit

If you would like to donate to help these and other animals, you can do so at Dolly’s Fund.